Collaborators / Zaza Muchemwa

Zaza Muchemwa is a poet, playwright, theatre director and arts manager based in Zimbabwe. Currently, she is the Associate Artistic Director for Almasi Collaborative Arts. Zaza has directed various theatre productions and performances, including The Incident by Joakim Daun which won the 2018 NAMA Award for best theatre production; in addition to stage readings by Suzan-Lori Parks (2015), Bertolt Brecht (2016), Suzan-Lori Parks (2017), Ariel Dorfman (2017), Rudo Mutangadura (2018) and Kudzai Sevenzo (2018).

As a playwright, her latest works are: The Fourth Interrogation (developed at the Almasi African Playwrights Festival) and Numbers (developed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse Theatre).

Zaza has written for various publications, including Index on Censorship Magazine, Women Speak, Povo Magazine and A Family Portrait (ICAPA Trust). Her poetry has been published on Poetry International, BN Poetry Award and Badilisha Poetry Xchange. She has performed her poetry at HIFA (2009, 2010 and 2011) and Intwasa (2011).

Zaza is a board member for LitFest Harare and has worked with various local developmental organisations as a creative consultant.